Britannia House is a facility that provides good value short term family accommodation for Service families and friends visiting Gibraltar, and with any profits made being donated to the Gibraltar Amenities Fund (GAF) to support the local Service community.
The Gibraltar Naval Trust (GNT) was founded in 1921, with the aim “the provision and support for facilities and activities for the efficiency and well-being of service personnel in Gibraltar”.
The original Britannia House, opened in 1963, was sold in 2015 to the Government of Gibraltar in part exchange for a plot of land adjacent to the main MOD Four Corners Estate opposite the airport. This site is for the construction of a new purpose built accommodation facility, expected to complete late 2018. In the interim a number of ex-MOD married quarters on the Buena Vista estate are being leased from the Government to provide the Britannia House accommodation facility. The reduction of Service personnel in Gibraltar has gradually reduced the use of Britannia House by the original target group with the surplus being taken up by informal arrangements with other related persons. The decision has therefore been taken to open up the facility to the wider military community to enable greater access to ‘The Rock’ and to enable the trust to continue raising funds for the GAF and to fund the new build.
Britannia House – Buena Vista comprises eleven 3 bedroom apartments in the Buena Vista estate towards the southern end of Gibraltar. Costs range from £45 to £65 per night depending on season with a minimum 2 day rental. The accommodation has a range of single, double and twin rooms, with sofa beds in the lounge to cater for a wide variety of groups. The apartments are self-contained with small fully equipped kitchens, TVs, radios and WiFi.
The apartments are available for eligible personnel to book for the use of family and friends and while the primary purpose of the trust is to support the Service personnel of Gibraltar the facility is also being made available to all with a military connection subject to a priority booking system. All personnel in the groups detailed below are eligible however others will be considered by the GNT management on a case by case basis.
Bookings can be made by contacting;
Britannia House Bookings Manager
Office opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1245 (Gibraltar time)
Further details are available on the Britannia House website;